[Age of Dusk] Meditations on the importance of a Timeline for a Last Age Pt. II

A sequel to a previous post. The Awful Weapon – Upon the plains of Sriatus the divine host did come to terms with the nightmare legions of Tzyan. A shrieking tide of flesh, living and dead and in between, did cast itself upon the unbreakable ranks of the Sial-Atrementar and was rent asunder by spears of … More [Age of Dusk] Meditations on the importance of a Timeline for a Last Age Pt. II

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[Review] Menagerie of Exiles (Lotfp); An unprecedented degree of thematic fealty

[Sort-of-adventure] Menagerie of Exiles (2019) J. Brian Murphy & T. L. Rose (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Low Levels After a long, stumbling meth-bender with all manner of bizarre products its good to see someone at Lotfp HQ remained sober long enouh to briefly recall the original idea behind the label, “weird fantasy horror set … More [Review] Menagerie of Exiles (Lotfp); An unprecedented degree of thematic fealty

[Review] B8 Journey to the Rock (Basic DnD); Demoralization

[Adventure] Journey to the Rock (1984) Michael Malone (TSR) Levels 1 – 3 Summary: B8 is to Wilderness Adventure as Call of Duty is to FPS Genre It had to happen eventually. The first miss in the thus far excellent B series. Journey to the rock is a 36-page wilderness trek, or more accurately a … More [Review] B8 Journey to the Rock (Basic DnD); Demoralization

[Review] Cistern of the Three-Eyed Dwarves (O5R); Thunderstruck

[Adventure] Cistern of the Three-Eyed Dwarves (2019) Grützi (Tiny Pink Tentacle Publishing) Levels 2 – 4 (approximated) Requested Content Our very own Grützi, my neighbour to the West, entreated me to check out his latest elfgame concoction and in typical fashion, I forgot about it, deleted my account and was forced to concede after pinned … More [Review] Cistern of the Three-Eyed Dwarves (O5R); Thunderstruck

[Review] B7 Rahasia (DnD Basic); Super Dungeons & Dragons

[Adventure] Rahasia (1984) Tracy and Laura Hickmann (TSR) Levels 2-3 B7 marks another departure from the style we have seen in the B series thus far. The semi-naturalistic and plausible wilderness locations and cavern complexes with monstrous humanoids are exchanged for a complicated magical labyrinth of riddles, traps, teleporters, key puzzles and illusions. Excessive exposition, … More [Review] B7 Rahasia (DnD Basic); Super Dungeons & Dragons

On Campaign Settings

As of the end of my previous review I’ve come to the conclusion that my standards for campaign settings are underdeveloped. I can readily differentiate a bad campaign setting from a good one and the end result will have face validity but the method appears to be some sort of fuzzy estimation of individual elements … More On Campaign Settings

[Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia v2 (OSE); The Gonzo-est

[Campaign Setting] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia v2 (2019) Wind Lothamer & Ahimsa Kerp (Knight Owl Publishing) For Old School Essentials Summary: Elric of Melniboné + Perdido Street Station + A Storm of Wings + Ill Met In Lahnkmar + In Viriconium + God Emperor of Dune + It’s Always Sunny Se10Ep5 “Charlie Work” … More [Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia v2 (OSE); The Gonzo-est

A collection of meanderings+Doom of King James Revision

I’m starting a new job soon so that means upcoming vacation time while I finish up some stuff, like Palace, god willing. In the meantime, expect a steady stream of reviews, classics, donations (thanks for filling up that cue again gang), requests and inevitably more Lamentations of the Flame Princess. In the meantime, here’s some … More A collection of meanderings+Doom of King James Revision

[Review] B6 The Veiled Society (Basic DnD); Choo-motherfucking-choo

[Adventure] B6 The Veiled Society  (1984) David Cook (TSR) Levels 1 – 3 B6 is an odd duck in the legendary B series as it represents the first departure from the wholesome dungeoncrawling format and instead takes it to the streets! Secret Societies and midnight bladework in dark alleys and on dilapidated rooftops is a … More [Review] B6 The Veiled Society (Basic DnD); Choo-motherfucking-choo

[Review] More then Meets the Eye (Lotfp); Swing and a Miss

[Adventure] More then Meets the Eye (2019) Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1-3 (any level) Summary:  WHAAAAAT….IIIIIVVVVEEEEE….DOOOOONNNNNNEEEE More then Meets the Eye is one of four Lotfp reveals at Gencon and it is, unfortunately not a very strong entry. While the light-hearted tone and various bad puns might delight those looking for … More [Review] More then Meets the Eye (Lotfp); Swing and a Miss